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Today's generation of the Chaytor family bears a name that was brought to England by the migration wave that was started by the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Chaytor family lived in Somerset. They were originally from Carteret Manche, Normandy.

Chaytor Early Origins



The surname Chaytor was first found in Somerset where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Chaytor Spelling Variations


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Chaytor Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Chaytor include Chaytor, Chater, Chaters, Chator, Chators and others.

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Chaytor Early History


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Chaytor Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Chaytor research. Another 197 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1090, 1178 and 1494 are included under the topic Early Chaytor History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Chaytor Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Chaytor Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Chaytor Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Chaytors to arrive on North American shores:

Chaytor Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Chaytor settled in Newbury in 1635

Chaytor Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Chaytor settled in Baltimore in 1823
  • Mary and William Chaytor arrived in New York City in 1823

Chaytor Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. John Chaytor U.E. who settled in New Brunswick c. 1783 was part of the Penobscot Association [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Chaytor Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • J. C. Chaytor arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Thames City" in 1860
  • E. Chaytor arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Thames City" in 1860
  • A. Chaytor arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Wild Duck" in 1864
  • Arthur Chaytor arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Inflexible" in 1870

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Contemporary Notables of the name Chaytor (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Chaytor (post 1700)



  • Sir William Richard Carter Chaytor, 2nd Baronet, British politician and businessman
  • Steven John Chaytor, Australian politician
  • David Michael Chaytor (b. 1949), British politician

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Fortune le veut
Motto Translation: Fortune so wills it.


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  2. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  3. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  4. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  6. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  8. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
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The Chaytor Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Chaytor Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 18 February 2015 at 13:15.

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